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Lower priced colour oscilloscopes

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article image The Agilent DSO3000 -- offers two channels.

AGILENT has introduced a series of four portable, digital-storage oscilloscopes (DSOs) for about 20 percent less than equivalent products with comparable quality, performance and features.

With bandwidths of 60, 100, 150 and 200MHz, the Agilent DSO3000 Series offers two channels and a colour display with almost 20 percent more waveform viewing area.

The oscilloscopes are designed for engineers and technicians in communications, computing, industrial, government, aerospace and defense, and consumer industries as well as educators teaching electronics principles.

The new value oscilloscopes offer a 1Gsa/s maximum sample rate, 4k memory per channel and a 5.7-inch display.

The front-panel design looks and operates like a typical Agilent portable scope with dedicated knobs for each channel, easy control of the main and delayed time bases, and menu keys grouped by function.

An optional software connect package simplifies printing and controlling the oscilloscopes via USB.

Several factors led to the introduction of the DSO3000 Series. Low cost, off-the-shelf technology is now available that enables key performance specifications and makes possible the addition of important extra features such as colour.

Agilent has been able to leverage its significant contribution to oscilloscope usability, which was originally developed for the Infiniium and DSO6000 Series oscilloscopes, into the new series.

The DSO3000 Series is the latest of several significant oscilloscope announcements. In January, Agilent announced that it was shipping its new DSO80000 Series high-performance oscilloscopes, the first real-time oscilloscopes to break the double-digit GHz bandwidth barrier.

In February, Agilent introduced its DSO6000 series, 12 models of DSOs and mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSO), which offer engineers a combination of key specifications and a display technology unmatched in the industry.

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